SAWE Presentation on Two NASA Mars Projects

Come join us for a presentation from Alexander Seifans from NASA on the mass property on the Mars Ascent Vehicle and Mars Sample Return projects.  This presentation will be done virtually and a meeting link will be sent out soon.

Abstract: From 2022 to early 2023, the Vehicle Analysis Branch  (VAB) had the opportunity to provide mass property and weight analysis expertise on two projects that the NASA Engineering & Safety Center (NESC) were assisting. Both projects were early, conceptual level designs that needed additional expertise to ensure the work had started to address any important concerns. The first project was for the Mars Ascent Vehicle (MAV), as part of the Mars Sample Return (MSR) mission, and the second project was for the pressurized rover design, which was a collaborative effort between Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and NASA.